Sweet Orange

Tough and Talented Hong Kong Racer
First son of War Front in Queensland

  • Standing: Aquis Farm, Canungra

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Making his debut in Australia following three seasons at Highview Stud in New Zealand is Sweet Orange, a top class Group I winner in Hong Kong by one of the world’s best sires in War Front.

A stakes-winner in Ireland at two over seven furlongs, Sweet Orange proved a tough and talented performer when transferred to Hong Kong winning the Hong Kong Classic Mile and placing in a further three Group I events including the Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup and Hong Kong Derby.

By champion sire War Front, who has the exceptional statistic of 14.5 % stakes-winners to runners and is the sire of 56 stakes-winners worldwide including the 2015 European Champion 2YO Air Force Blue, who will shuttle to Coolmore Australia in the Hunter Valley this year.

  • Top class competitor in the high pressure environment of Hong Kong racing.
  • The first son of War Front to stand in Queensland.
  • Full brother to last year’s brilliant Irish Group III winning 2YO Intelligence Cross, a fine fourth in the Group I Newmarket Middle Park Stakes.
  • New Zealand bred progeny have impressed with their good bone and muscle and athleticism.

Vital Stats


  • War Front (USA) x Good Vibes (USA)
  • 17 starts and 10 wins with HK$10 million of prizemoney
  • Multiple Group 1 placings in Hong Kong
  • First son of legendary War Front (USA) to stand in Queensland

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Pedigree

Sweet Orange WAR FRONT (USA) Danzig Northern Dancer Nearctic
Natalma
Pas de Nom Admiral’s Voyage
Petitioner
 Starry Dreamer Rubiano Fappiano
Ruby Slippers
Lara’s Star Forli
True Reality
GOOD VIBES (USA) Unbridled’s Song Unbridled Fappiano
Gana Facil
Trolley Song Caro
Lucky Spell
Rose Jade Jade Hunter Mr Prospector
Jadana
Rosey Ramble Chieftain
Velvet Rose

UNBRIDLED’S SONG Joint Head of The 1995 USA 2YO Free H. 5 wins-2 at 2-from 6f to 9f, US$1,311,800, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile S., Gr.1, Gulfstream Florida Derby, Gr.1, Aqueduct Wood Memorial S., Gr.2, Gulfstream Olympic H., L, 2d Belmont Peter Pan S., Gr.2, Gulfstream Hutcheson S., Gr.2, Fountain of Youth S., Gr.2. Champion Broodmare Sire in Korea in 2014. Sire of winners of over $134 million – 107 stakes winners, inc. UNRIVALED BELLEUNBRIDLED ELAINECROSS TRAFFIC,MIDSHIPMANPOLITICAL FORCESONGANDAPRAYEREMCEEFIRST DEFENCEBUDDHAMARYLEBONE, etc. Maternal sire of winners of over $105 million – 87 stakes winners, inc. THE LUMBER GUYTOHO JACKALJ. B.’S THUNDERMRS ONASSISCARPE DIEMONCE WERE WILDROLLING FOGGENERAL QUARTERSDANON PLATINAUNBRIDLED COMMAND.

Racing Record

Sweet Orange (Warning Flag) raced in Ireland as a two-year-old recording two wins from four starts including a victory in a Listed race and a second in a Group 3, both over 1,200m.

Sold to Hong Kong, Sweet Orange won over 1,400m in his three-year-old year, but it was as a four-year-old that he came into his own, having had time to acclimatise to Asian racing. In that season, he competed right at the top of Hong Kong racing – his performances included:

  • A Grp1 victory in the Hong Kong Classic Mile over 1,600m;
  • A Grp1 second (by a nose) in the Hong Kong Classic Cup over 1,800m;
  • A Grp 1 third when hot favourite (beaten a neck/neck) in the Hong Kong Derby over 2,000m;
  • A Grp1 third in the QEII Cup over 2,000m.

His record shows once accustomed to racing in Asia, he was an elite performer; an adaptability he will likely pass to his progeny, which will make them attractive to the increasingly influential Asian buying benches at the key local bloodstock sales.

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Total Prizemoney > HK$10,019,500

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